Posted by: Administrator | 8 March, 2005

President Message on 127th Birthday of Allama Iqbal

9 November 2004

I feel honored to join the entire nation and indeed the world in celebrating the 127th birthday of the poet – philosopher Allama Iqbal, one of the greatest thinkers of modern times and a source of inspiration for all humanity.

The suppression of the Muslims of South Asia was a source of deep anguish for Iqbal, and being a visionary he could foresee their continued subjugation with the end, of colonial rule. He dreamt of a separate homeland for the Muslims, a land where they could strive unhindered for their socio- economic emancipation and development. He devoted his entire efforts towards the attainment of this objective.

Iqbal’s ideals are aimed at nurturing a Muslim society aware of its cultural, spiritual and religious assets, while not being alienated from the times. His message was one of hope and his writings and poetry were responsible for rekindling awakening among the Muslims and led to their rallying round the unmatched leadership of the Quaid-E-Azam for the creation of Pakistan.

But it must be remembered that Iqbal’s message is not limited to South Asia alone, his thought provoking ideas have appeal for all humanity and also great relevance for scholars around the world. We look up to the teachings of Allama Iqbal as our guide and are trying to harmonize society by eliminating sectarianism, factional thinking and subduing the forces of dissension and extremism.

May Allah Almighty give us the wisdom to serve our nation, Islam and all humanity in light of the teachings of Allama Iqbal. Ameen.

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